Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mihail Marin.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 4. Marin vs Frank Naumann, Budapest, 1990
2r2bk1/2qn1ppp/pn1p4/5N2/N3r3/1Q6/5PPP/BR3BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ gxh6 Qg3+ Rg4 Qxg4+ Bg7 Qxg7# ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. Vladimir Malaniuk vs Marin, Calimanesti, 1992
6k1/4pp2/2q3pp/R1p1Pn2/2N2P2/1P4rP/1P3Q1K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ Kxh3 Qh1+ Qh2 Qf3+ Qg3 Qxg3# ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Santiago Beltran vs Marin, Barcelona, 1993
3r2k1/5p2/2b2Bp1/7p/4p3/5PP1/P3Bq1P/Q3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...exf3 Bf1 Qxf1+ Rxf1 f2# ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Marin vs A Cuadras, L'Hospitalet, 1993
r2qr1k1/1p1n2pp/2b1p3/p2pP1b1/P2P1Np1/3BPR2/1PQB3P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Kh8 Ng6+ Kxh7 Nf8+ Kg8 Qh7# ]

e)
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Marin, Bucharest, 1994
b3rbk1/2R2ppp/8/1p3NP1/2q1PQ2/8/P5BP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 Bxe4 Qxe4+ Qxe4 Bxe4+ Kg1 Bxf5 ]

f)
Marin vs Attila Groszpeter, Andorra, 1995
4rn2/1p1N3k/2p3pp/p1p5/2Pb1PP1/1P5P/P5BK/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd4 cxd4 Nf6+ ]

g)
Black Mates in 7. Sune B Hansen vs Marin, Badalona, 1995
5bk1/1pQ4p/4b1p1/4p1N1/2P1P1n1/8/Pq4PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Rf2 Qxa1+ Rf1 Qd4+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]



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